Agbonlahor: Celtic fans would be 'angry' if Wagner got the job - he's worse than Kennedy

David Wagner would be an even more unpopular appointment as the next Celtic manager than interim boss John Kennedy, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England striker insisted Wagner was poor at Huddersfield as his record suggests.

This site revealed last week the 49-year-old is “very keen” on returning to management and is attracted by the vacant managerial post at Parkhead.

The Glasgow giants would like their new boss to have a proven track record of improving young players – like former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Neil Lennon resigned his position last Wednesday leaving John Kennedy in interim charge and the 37-year-old won his first game in charge against Aberdeen on Saturday.

Asked whether Wagner would be a good fit at Celtic, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Not really, no.

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“I think he was poor at Huddersfield and had a poor record.

“I think Celtic fans would be angrier at that appointment than Kennedy.

“I think Celtic are going to take their time and wait for the right manager who has got the right vision for the club and a manager who knows he doesn’t have millions to spend and knows he has to get more out of the squad he’s got.”

Wagner spent over three years at Huddersfield Town and led the club to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs in 2017.

However, he finished his spell with the club with a win rate of 33.1 per cent and they were relegated from the top-flight after he left in January 2019.

In other news, a top pundit has tipped Celtic to bin a summer signing after an Aberdeen development.